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  1. How much does the NCE exam cost?
    How much does the NCE exam cost?

    f you are looking to become a licensed counselor, then you will need to pass the National Counselor Exam (NCE). This exam is required in most states in order to become a registered or licensed counselor. The NCE is a challenging test, but with enough preparation, you can achieve success! Wondering how much the NCE exam costs? The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) administers the 200-question multiple-choice exam. The NCE exam costs $275 USD.

  2. How To Study For The Social Work Exam
    How To Study For The Social Work Exam

    Are you preparing to take the social work exam? If so, you're in luck! In this blog post, we will provide you with some tips on how to study for the social work exam. Are you taking the LCSW exam? LMSW exam? It is important to stay organized and focused while you are studying and to gather the appropriate study materials to get prepared for the social work exam. Although the LCSW exam and the LMSW exam are different, we want to provide you with a few tips that can help you prepare for either exam.

  3. RBT VS BCBA: What's the Difference?
    RBT VS BCBA: What's the Difference?

    Within the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), there are several credentials that individuals can acquire, at varying levels, in order to provide and/or supervise ABA therapy services. 

    A Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) is an entry-level position within the field of behavior analysis. RBTs work in a clinical environment under the direct supervision of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) or a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) to implement ABA therapy for individuals with Autism and other developmental disabilities. A behavior technician's main duty is to implement therapy and assist with behavioral issues in a variety of settings, under the supervision of a BCBA.

  4. A Day In the Life of an In-Home BCBA
    A Day In the Life of an In-Home BCBA

    Although Board Certified Behavior Analysts can hold many roles, quite a few BCBAs begin their career by providing in-home services. For many, these roles are contract roles that consist of separate rates for travel time, billable hours, and non-billable time. In some companies, BCBAs only supervise Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs), while with others the behavior analyst may be supervising Therapeutic Support Staff (TSS), behavior technicians, or even consulting directly with teachers and parents to train those individuals in implementation of an intervention plan.   In general, having a set schedule- with the ability to modify sessions- is incredibly helpful in organizing the day. While many professionals may value the 9-5 daily schedule, working in homes often means that BCBAs- and the staff they are supervising- are working early or late hours on a regular basis. Most agencies have a schedule protocol in place, and BCBAs should be sure to log their sessions on a calendar that can be viewed by offsite support staff as well, in case of any emergencies. Considering that most RBTs require about 8 hours per month of supervision, plan to rotate and see each RBT for at least 2 hours per week. Depending on client scripted hours, sessions may need to be longer, or staggered, to see multiple RBTs working with the same client in a given week.